After getting my feet wet with the Linux system for the past few months, I finally installed my first application (outside of RPM's). To be exact, I installed Mozilla Sunbird.
This is on Fedora 6.
The path that Sunbird is on is /opt/sunbird. As a superuser, I can successfully execute Sunbird, but not as a regular user. This tells me that I have a permissions issue.
I'm looking at the attributes for /opt and /opt/sunbird directories. The root is the owner and groups have read and execute rights. Same with the sunbird script.
In comparison, I looked at /sbin and any of the executables within /sbin and find the same thing with those attributes, both scripts and directories. I can run any /sbin executable. IE: iptables, netstat, the whole mess.
What am I missing here???
One question I just answered as I'm writing this is the superuser has to be in the /opt/sunbird directory, then ./sunbird. That brings up sunbird -- no problems. As a regular user, no sunbird.